Aug 13, 2022 Last Updated 8:00 AM, Aug 9, 2022

Human Rights

Union conflict

Greater freedom to organise also means more opportunity for division

Workers in politics

Why is organised labour missing from the democracy movement?

Corporate social responsibility?

Just a public relations exercise that undermines workers’ rights

United we stand?

Indonesia’s labour movement needs to consolidate the gains of 1998

Papuan fantasies

Advocates for Papuans need to examine their motives and prejudices.

Brother killing brother

The East Timorese resistance movement also committed crimes.

Facing the past

Overwhelming data makes the East Timor report rock solid

A conservative turn

Liberal Islamic groups have prompted a backlash.

Religion on trial

Woman who claims to speak to angel Gabriel tests ‘constitutional rights’.

Justice for Papuans?

New Human Rights Court fails victims’ calls for justice.

Community justice

Why do people in Banyuwangi kill ‘sorcerers’?

Justice for women?

New anti-domestic violence law brings hope for women.

Tortured legacy

Legal reform must overcome a history of authoritarian development

Muddling through

Indonesia’s brave experiment in reinventing its legal system

People in between

There is no home and no justice for failed asylum seekers.

The politics of culture

Pramoedya's reputation is still dogged by the cultural polemics of the Sukarno era

A lesson in courage

An activist reflects on Pramoedya’s significance for young Indonesians.

Teacher and Friend

A younger writer remembers Pramoedya’s influence on his own life and work.

He wept for Indonesia

Pramoedya the writer was also an historian who loved his country.

Plea for West Papua

Plea for West Papua

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